When it comes to watching TV shows, movies, playing games or enjoying any other type of video, nothing can beat the experience of iPad. With its high resolution and quality, iPad can be considered as one of the best devices for enjoying videos, and many people just save their movies on iPad for an enjoyment on the go. In case that there is a shortage of space on your iPad or if you wish to keep your memorable videos stored on another devices for backup, you can consider to transfer videos from iPad to Mac. The following guide will show you how to get the work done easily.
It is important to copy video from iPad to Mac, either for backup, or further editing. However, you might have found iTunes can’t do it for you. iTunes can’t mostly because it is one-way transfer software – transferring video from Mac to iPad. In this case, if you really want to transfer videos from iPad to Mac easily and efficiently, you can choose to use the Mac software Image Capture instead. Below given are the steps to transfer video from iPad to Mac using Image Capture.
Step 1 Connect iPad to Mac and Open Image Capture
Using a USB cable, connect iPad to Mac and then open Image Capture on your Mac computer. This program is pre-installed on all Mac computers.
Step 2 Select iPad on Image Capture
Select iPad as your device on the left side of the panel and the list of all images and videos present on your iPad will now be visible on the right side of the panel.
Step 3 Select the Desired Video
From the given list of videos, select the one that you wish to transfer to your Mac. Below given screen shot shows 1 selected video and then press "Import".
Step 4 Select the Target Folder
Select the folder on Mac where you wish to save the selected video. Below given screenshot shows "Pictures" as the selected folder.
Step 5 Transfer Videos
Once the video is successfully transferred, a tick mark will display in at the right bottom of the thumbnail.
With the help of Image Capture on your Mac computer, you are able to import iPad videos to your Mac computer with ease.
Besides Image Capture on Mac, third-party software can also be used to transfer movies from iPad to Mac and one of the best option to do this is Wondershare TunesGo Retro (Mac) - iOS Transfer for Mac. This software can be used to transfer playlists, videos and other data between iOS device, iTunes and PC. The key features of this software are introduced below:
Key Features of TunesGo Retro for Mac
Note: Please note that Both Windows and Mac versions of TunesGo Retro are available for help. If you are a Windows user, you can duplicate the process. The following guide is about how to transfer videos from iPad to Mac with the Mac version.
Step 1 Install and Open TunesGo Retro on Mac
Install Wondershare TunesGo Retro and open it on your Mac. Then the program will ask you to connect iOS device for the management.
Step 2 Connect iPad with your Mac
Connect iPad to Mac using a USB cable. The program will automatically detect your iPad and display the iPad info in the main interface.
Step 3 Find Videos
The media categories will be dispalyed under the name of iPad. Select on category which contains the video files you want to transfer to Mac computer.
Step 4 Click the Export Button
After locating the videos you want, check the one you want, or hold CTRL key to select multiple videos. Then click the Export button at the top middle of the software window.
Step 5 Export Videos from iPad to Mac
After clicking the Export button, you'll see a pop-up dialog. Choose a target folder on your computer to save the videos. Then click Save to start transferring videos from iPad to computer.
When the transfer finishes, you'll get the videos in the target folder on your Mac. The program will provide you more options to manage your iPhone, iPad or iPod. If you are interested in this software, you can free download it to have a try.